BPCL to focus on bio-ethanol, compressed biogas, hydrogen
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) aims to reduce greenhouse gas emission intensity by 33-35% (relative to 2005 level) by 2030. The emphasis areas are bio-ethanol, compressed biogas, and through solar branching towards hydrogen for carbon neutrality. This was revealed at a webinar on biofuels organised by BPCL under the direction of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
The purpose of the webinar, at which industry experts spoke, was to create awareness and nudge the public towards adopting biofuels as a new source of energy. It was also to create confidence among entrepreneurs to take up challenges with the help of experts.
Speakers related to the biofuels industry, research institutes and agriculture universities participated in the panel discussion. The speakers highlighted several initiatives undertaken in the course of biofuels practice. They also delivered insights on evolution in the industry and the need to be innovative in thinking and in execution.
Panelists at BPCL’s webinar on biofuels included:
PS Ravi, Executive Director, Retail, BPCL
Atul Mulay, President, Praj Industries Ltd
Anjan Ray, Director, CSIR-IIP
MK Mohanty, BPCL Chair Professor
PV Ravitej, Executive Director (I/C), Refineries, BPCL
Milind S Patke, Executive Director, Biofuels, BPCL, OUAT
Nuriel Pezarkar, Founder and CEO of Noble Exchange Environment Solutions LLP
Jaap Veenenbos, Chairman of the Board and General Director
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